Quilts and More Magazine Spin Art quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell
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Published Work, Quilting Interest, Spin!

Spin Art Quilt in Quilts and More Magazine

I have exciting news! My newest quilt design is featured this month in Quilts and More Magazine. The quilt is called Spin Art and is even on the cover of the magazine! I hope you look for it at your local bookstore and quilt shop. Spin Art was made with the new Zen Chic fabric collection, Flow, (Moda, 2016) and let me tell you, these fabrics are wonderful! The colors are beautiful and pair perfectly with Zen Chic's last collection, For You. The Flow prints are basics, making them easy to add to any quilt design. I really like them...

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The Ultimate guide to machine quilting book
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Quilting Interest, Recommended Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting

It's a recommended reading kind of day: I have a great book to share with you! Christa Watson (fabulous free motion quilter) and Angela Walters (super talented long arm quilter) have teamed up to produce a book that teaches about both types of quilting: The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting. I own Christa's previous book (and absolutely love it, read more Here), and I am just as impressed with this new one. I think the idea of presenting the two types of quilting is genius...there things that both can do best, but even if you only do one type (like...

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Archer Quilt pattern with Hoffman fabrics prints, by Sharon McConnell
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Archer Quilt, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Finished! A pretty Archer Quilt

I am really happy to have the opportunity to do some sewing for Quilt Market this spring. My first project is a quilt for Hoffman fabrics using their upcoming collection, Sweet Tea. The fabrics are so feminine and soft, and I think my Archer Pattern is perfect for showing off the coordinating colors and variety of prints. For this version of Archer, I exchange the white and gray strips for navy and seagreen tonal prints from the Sweet Tea collection. The fabrics come in the china blue color way as well as pink and green, but I mixed them all together. I...

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FlyOverQuilt by Color Girl quilt pattern cover
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Finished Quilts, Fly Over Quilt, Quilting Interest

A New Quilt to Make! Fly Over Pattern

I have a new quilting pattern that you are going to love! Fly Over is a design with so much movement and interest...and it's much easier to make than it looks. The pattern is now available to download in my pattern shop. My original Fly Over quilt was featured in Quilt Now Magazine a couple of months ago. I made this one with lots of scraps and a variety of prints in the tessellating star pattern. You can see how the quilt can be a great way to show off your favorite prints or use up lots of scraps! When my...

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